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Trump Administration’s Harmful Changes to Medicaid

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
These restrictions have already cost many thousands of people their health coverage and access to care and could harm millions more.

The Untapped Power of Rural Voters

LaTosha Brown New York Times
Rural voters hold enormous potential for progressives. When Donald Trump came in 2016, many rural voters were desperate. He promised to bring back factory jobs. He promised to bring back coal-mining jobs. Sure, these were lies. But they were lies.

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Unions, States Confront Trump Home Care Worker Rule

Sophie Quinton Stateline (pewtrusts.org/stateline)
The rule is "a blatant political attack on a group of workers that are 90% women and majority people of color,” said April Verrett, president of SEIU Local 2015, which represents some 380,000 California home care and nursing home workers.

Donald Trump's Sneak Attack on Social Security

Nancy J. Altman Economy for All, a project of the Independent Media Institute
"Chained CPI" might sound technical and boring, but anyone who has closely followed the Social Security debate knows better. It has long been proposed as a deceptive, hard-to-understand way to cut our earned Social Security benefits.

The Future Of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Is On Midterm Ballot

Nancy J. Altman The National Memo
Everyone who cares about Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid needs to vote November 6. If GOP politicians and the donors who own them retain full control of Congress, they are determined to pass their longstanding goal of ending all three programs.

Medicaid Work Requirements Would Worsen South's Health Care Crisis

Rebekah Barber Facing South
USA map showing work requirements states Experts say Medicaid work requirements will create more problems than solutions, two Southern states — Arkansas and Kentucky — have already been granted federal approval to begin implementing them. These states', among the nation's poorest, work requirements could push thousands into coverage gaps.
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